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Vance Miller


"Learning about Bailey-Boushay House was a godsend," says Vance Miller, a patient temporarily in Residential Care, being treated for a serious bout of illness brought on by AIDS and cancer. "I don't think I would've recovered if I hadn't come here."

Miller says he appreciates the atmosphere and independence of Bailey-Boushay. "I have more privacy here. The rooms are nice and relaxing, and the nursing staff really seems to care about my health."

For years, Miller has benefited from the Adult Day Health services as well. When he's back on his feet, he will come in for medication management, physical therapy, meals, and social activities. "I have a hard time remembering when to take my medication-all the HIV cocktails. They tell me when, and that helps a lot."

Before discovering Bailey-Boushay, Miller suffered from major depression. But the combination of a caring staff, professional medical attention, and new friends helped change his perspective.

"They made me feel like I was worthwhile. I learned the importance of exercise, eating right, and drinking water. It's been a tremendous help. It's given me a new lease on life."

Note: Mr. Miller passed away on February 17, 2007.

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